2-for-1 Meals: Making the most out of leftovers by The Diabetes Food Hub Team

Saving leftovers is a great way to get more meals out of less cooking. But eating the same meal two or more days in a row can get boring! Shake things up by repurposing your leftovers instead of just reheating them. Try these “Double Up” recipes—make extra one night, and repurpose it in a whole new dish later in the week.

2-for-1 Meals: Making the most out of leftovers

Smoky Chicken Dinner + Hearty Chicken Salad

Double the chicken in this recipe for Smoky Pan Roasted Chicken with Potatoes and Beans. Use the leftover chicken for this hearty Smoky Chicken and Three Bean Salad recipe for a quick lunch or dinner later in the week.

Coffee-Rubbed Steak Dinner + Beef Fajitas

Prepare a double batch of Coffee-Rubbed Steak. While the steak is resting, sauté a side of vegetables like bell pepper, squash, or green beans for dinner one night. Save the leftover steak to make Beef Fajitas later in the week.

Marinated Chicken Dinner + Stuffed Chicken Pitas

Make a double batch of Greek-Yogurt Marinated Chicken. Bake it on a sheet pan with seasonal vegetables for dinner one night. Save the leftover chicken to make Mediterranean Chicken Pitas for lunch or dinner later in the week.

Mediterranean Steak Dinner + Steak Sandwiches

Double the steak in this recipe for Mediterranean Steak with Minted Couscous. Use the leftover steak to make these simple Steak and Portobello Sandwiches later in the week for lunch or dinner.

Herbed Chicken Dinner + Chicken Paninis

Double the chicken in this recipe for Tarragon Herbed Chicken and Mushrooms. Use the leftover chicken to make a quick and easy Chicken Panini for lunch the next day.

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